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A Rakhine Building House by Intruding into Mosque Premise


Friday April 11, 2014

Maungdaw, Arakan– Daw Than Than, wife of a Rakhine police officer, is building properties by intruding into a mosque premise in the village of Kyeing Chaung of northern Maungdaw.

“Daw Than Than (Age 30), wife of a Police Officer U Soe Chay, has been running a small shop attached to the premise of the Zahadiah Masjid (Mosque) of north hamlet of the village of Kyein Chaung (Bawli Bazaar), northern Maungdaw, and beside to the road of the village since 2011. Now, she has been extending the shop structure so as to make it into a shop cum house. Hence, she is now intruding into the premise of the mosque and building the house on it.

Although mosque committee and the villagers complained against the intrusion to the concerned Police station and the village administration, none has taken action against it. She has been continuing to bulid the house for four days now” said a worried villager.

“Hence, we request concerned authority to prevent this or anyone who’s concerned about this to speak up on this matter. It’s simply intrusion into religious properties” he added.

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